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Cacatua sulphurea (Yellow-crested Cockatoo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) also known as the lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo, is a medium-sized (approximately 34 cm long) cockatoo with white plumage, bluish-white bare orbital skin, grey feet, a black bill, and a retractile yellow or orange crest. The sexes are similar. Lessor, the cockatoo used in the TV series Baretta, is thought to be a yellow-crested cockatoo but is actually a medium sulphur-crested cockatoo. The yellow-crested cockatoo's diet consists mainly of seeds, buds, fruits, nuts and herbaceous plants.
View Wikipedia Record: Cacatua sulphurea


Cacatua sulphurea abbotti (Solomba lesser sulphur-crestedcockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata (Citron-crested cockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea parvula (Timor lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo)
Cacatua sulphurea sulphurea (Lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo)

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cacatua sulphurea

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.25782
EDGE Score: 4.60642


Adult Weight [1]  304 grams
Female Weight [1]  285 grams
Male Weight [1]  324 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  13.7 %
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  60 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Fledging [1]  70 days
Incubation [1]  24 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  50 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Lesser Sundas deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests  
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sulawesi lowland rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumba deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Timor and Wetar deciduous forests East Timor, Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Komodo National Park II 514967 Indonesia  
Lore Lindu National Park II 577959 Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve Nature Reserve IV 325 Singapore  

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia Yes

Prey / Diet

Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[5]
Ficus virens[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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